So this is her 20th grand slam title, in a fight that earlier eliminated the reigning champ, Maria Sharapova, and saw the comeback of the likes of Ana Ivanovic.
Williams triumphed over Lucie Safarova, who earlier defeated the defending champion, Sharapova. In a game that tallied 6-3, 6-7(2), 6-2, it became a memorable win for the American.
“It makes this trophy really special. I really wanted it. I wanted to win so bad,” Williams said in an interview published in the French Open website.
“I just felt like I had every opportunity in this match. Being down from second, third, fourth round, it wasn’t very easy … but also makes me feel good that I was able to be fit and be able to win the event. I can’t believe I won.”